‘Mammoth’ new facility to suck 36,000 tons of carbon annually from the air in Iceland

Climeworks’ new direct air capture plant will have a nominal carbon dioxide capture capacity of 36,000 tons per year when fully operational, with the aim of removing gigatons of CO2 from the atmosphere each year by 2050

Swarovski partners with Climeworks to tackle carbon emissions

The luxury jewellery firm is backing the company’s commercial direct air capture project, claimed to be the world’ first project of its kind, in Iceland

Iceland rolls out flexible plastic recycling bins in UK stores

The new bins allow customers to recycle flexible plastic film items, including carrier bags, bread bags, produce bags and magazine wraps, which typically cannot be recycled at home

‘World’s largest’ carbon capture plant begins operations

Based in Iceland, the facility can capture up to 4,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide per year

Icelandic firm Össur to become carbon neutral in 2021

The company, which manufactures orthopaedics equipment, including prosthetics, says it will achieve the goal for energy and fuel consumption, waste generation as well as business travel

Iceland launches plastic-free bread and potato trials to reduce plastic footprint

The new trials are forecast to reduce Iceland’s plastic footprint by more than 350 tonnes every year

Audi and Climeworks partner for ‘world’s largest’ direct air capture and storage project

The plant will filter 4,000 metric tonnes of carbon dioxide from the air every year and store them in underground rock

Iceland slashes food waste by almost a quarter

The food retailer has set a target to achieve a 50% reduction of food waste by 2030

Iceland slashes annual plastic packaging use by 29%

The supermarket chain says it has removed 3,794 tonnes of plastic to date, the equivalent weight of 36 blue whales

Climate action: EU, Iceland and Norway agree to strengthen co-operation

Iceland and Norway intend to develop a national climate plan describing their existing and planned policies and measures